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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not Fried Chicken, its Broasted!!!

Whether you are getting a quick Ice Cream Cone dipped in Chocolate or a Family meal of Chicken and fixins, you cannot go wrong at ZESTO's. Either a single or a family meal chicken fries slaw and a role will fill you up and keep you coming back for more! If Chicken is not your thing you have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Frederick803
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whether you are getting a quick Ice Cream Cone dipped in Chocolate or a Family meal of Chicken and fixins, you cannot go wrong at ZESTO's. Either a single or a family meal chicken fries slaw and a role will fill you up and keep you coming back for more! If Chicken is not your thing you have a number... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zesto's is THE place to eat in Columbia, SC. There are more fancy places but everyone and his brother from the Columbia area has ate at Zesto's. The fried chicken and ice cream (soft served) are the big draws but everything is good. The only time this place is empty is when they are closed! Friendly staff, good food, reasonable... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered chicken for 30 people 30 minutes ahead. Chicken was ready, tasted great and service was excellent!!

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Coppell, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's slightly strange: First order and pay, go sit down even on the other side of the restaurant out of view, and then somehow the lady server found us and delivered the lunch in pretty good time. The hamburger is very good, although really it's just a standard hamburger, nothing truly special like a secret sauce or something. So, our... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is by far the best chicken around. Everything else is great also, from the hamburgers to the ice cream. I've been eating here for years.

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Augusta, Georgia
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346 reviews 346 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a favorite in West Columbia. My favorite food here is the fried chicken. It is the best in town. However today I was in the mood for a burger. At this facility you enter the front where there is a counter to place the order. Above the counter is a list of menu items and prices. The staff... More 

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Cayce, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The broasted chicken you ever want to eat. We go there at least 2 or 3 times a month. Grew up eating this food all my life. The ice cream is great also.

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Tallassee, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This establishment serves a number of things but you have to order the fried chicken. It is by far the bests I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Crispy, well seasoned, moist and not greasy. The service was fantastic, very friendly and accommodating. Order at the window and almost before you can sit down your food is delivered. The only... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Fantastic broasted chicken. Very juicy and seasoned perfect! Amazing crispiness! Don't miss this eating experience. The staff is great! One of the best!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I must admit its been a while since ive eaten here . However with that being said this is the best fried chicken in town . 2 piece white is the way to go. Tried the dipped ice cream . Brings back childhood memories.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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